HomePod Stereo Paired HomePods not paired according to apps

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by eoblaed, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. eoblaed macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

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    I've got a pair of HomePods running 11.4 (15F80) that are paired. They show up as a single 'Living Room' unit (with the 'stacked' HomePods icons) in my Home app.

    No matter what I use to play sound through them (the 'TV' app, 'Music', VLC, YouTube, etc), they show up as individual HomePods. I can select both of them, and the sound will play through both of them, but it's playing as if they're in separate rooms rather than as a cohesive pair (eg. if I say 'siri, set volume to 30%, only one of them adjusts, etc).

    They're up to date on their OS versions. I've unpaired them and re-paired them. I've rebooted my iOS devices (iPad Pro running 12.0b2 and iPhone X running the latest beta of 11.4.1 (15G5074a).

    Nothing I do seems to make it better.

    Any hints?
     
  2. eoblaed thread starter macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

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    So, even though it was in that state for hours last night, by the time I got up this morning, it had resolved itself. o_O

    Everything (including third party apps, e.g. YouTube) see them as a paired set and they're behaving as a (beautiful sounding) paired set.

    Weird.
     
  3. BlankStar macrumors 6502

    BlankStar

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    What have you been smoking and/or drinking?

    (and can I have some? :D)
     
  4. eoblaed thread starter macrumors 68020

    eoblaed

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    Unfortunately, my HomePods consumed all the good stuff night before last...
     
  5. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    I have had a similar issue a couple of times, I get up in the morning and ask Siri to play and the HomePod responds that it is playing but no audio. I check the Home app and have to split and rejoin the pair and then ask Siri to play and it all works.
     
  6. firewire9000, Jul 7, 2018
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    firewire9000 macrumors regular

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    I had weird problems with my stereo HomePod and finally I find out that the problem was the 5 Ghz network. I think that my stock router provided by the carrier is not good enough. Using 2 Ghz I have no problems at all.
     
  7. BlankStar macrumors 6502

    BlankStar

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    Had the same thing yesterday!!

    And firewire9000 nailed it. One HP was on the 2.4Ghz network and the other one on 5Ghz, no clue why, and you can't manually choose what network an HP should pick so disabled the 5Ghz for a minute or two and the issue was fixed.

    Conclusion: we need a manual WiFi-picking option for the HP. (since the Apple Watch is getting one, I'm hoping this is a "hpOS 12" feature.
     

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